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Film School meets Land of Talk @ Schubas

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I’m not sure Schubas is going to be able to hold Film School. The band plays the kind of shimmering rock that threatens to explode into the galaxy at any moment and I only hope that the backroom of my favorite venue can hold out after a sure-to-be electric Halloween show. Their latest release, Hideout, features layered melodies awash in a wall of reverb and feedback and wistful romance, complete with a hard-charging rhythm section. Songs like “Lectric” balance a surprisingly danceable beat with a pair of blistering riffs, while “Two Kinds” exposes a more standard synth-driven pop love jam. All styles of Film School seem to work because the mood is kept playful and the bombast is kept to a minimum. Word on the street is that these cats totally kick ass live (and did I mention they’re playing on Halloween???????).

Film School is joined at Schubas by Land of Talk, a balls-to-the-wall rock’n’roll outfit from indie rock headquarters, Montreal. They fill the void where Rock meets Rock and are fronted by the daughter of North America’s first female alligator wrestler and backed by Montreal’s skinniest drummer and fattest bass player.

Schubas. Wednesday, October 31st and Thursday, November 1st. Film School. Land of Talk. Eulogies open. 9pm. $12. Rock’n’roll.

BONUS We're giving away two pairs of tickets to see Film School at Schubas. One pair for each night! Be one of the first 2 to write us at contests [at] gapersblock [dot] com with the subject "Schooled!", and tell us which night you'd prefer. First come, first served! Hurry up! Update: We're all done! Congrats to Liz and Congrats to Kate!

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